Hillary Clinton was advised by Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger, who served as the United States National Security Advisor for President Bill Clinton from March 14, 1997,. The emails released by the State Department are the first batch from a pool of more than 50,000 pages turned over by Clinton from her private email server.
News of Clinton's use of a private email address on a personal server in her New York home was revealed this year as she prepared to launch her campaign for the 2016 presidential nomination. It's a fraction of the 55,000 pages of emails Clinton turned over to State for processing. Among the White House staffers who emailed Clinton was Axelrod, Obama's image guru, who reached out after Clinton injured her elbow in a fall in the State Department parking lot.
The most recent batch of Hillary Clinton's private emails made public by the State Department per court order revealed no smoking guns on controversies surrounding Benghazi or her relationship with Sidney Blumenthal. "I do not believe there is Twittering in the Secretary's name. The Twittering is from DipNote, the State Department's Blog," he wrote.
Clinton, who's now pursing the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, expressed the view in response to a 2009 Voice of America report forwarded to her by adviser Cheryl Mills on the alleged murder and torture of gay Iraqi men, many of whom reportedly said they were more secure under the regime of Saddam Hussein. Other emails in the batch unveiled on Tuesday, which span from March to December 2009, demonstrate the hang-wringing on the perceived lack of progress on LGBT issues in the first years of the Obama administration and the potential creation of a State Department official dedicated to LGBT human rights.
New emails released by the State Department late Tuesday reveal a controversial aide played a much larger role in advising Hillary Clinton than the former secretary of state originally suggested. In fact, the emails suggest Blumenthal performed the duties of a full-time State Department staffer, despite being on the payroll of the Clinton Foundation during the same time period.
The emails, which make up the 1st in a number of document dumps of Clinton's private email server, from which she controversially conducted official State Department business, moreover show in that Clinton paid special interest to the attempt to hire Blumenthal. Emails previously let go by the State Department and the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack showed in that Blumenthal forwarded intelligence information to then-Secretary Clinton about Libya around the time of the attack in that killed four Americans.
The cash-strapped CPS used a combination of borrowed money and a promise of cuts to cover the payment after a deal to delay the contribution failed to materialize in Springfield. Pension fund officials said the payment solves the immediate crisis, but not the long-term problems. "We are outraged at this deceptive action that only furthers the distrust teachers, parents and students have with the Board. We thought it suspect at the time that the Board was pressuring us to sign off on an agreement on yesterday, before we had a complete agreement. This is retaliatory and unnecessary because [the mayor] refuses to seek revenue options to stabilize CPS."
The emails, which make up the first in a number of document dumps of Clinton's private email server, from which she controversially conducted official State Department business, also show that Clinton paid special interest to the attempt to hire Blumenthal. In a letter to the committee, the department said "to the extent the materials produced relate to your inquiry, we do not believe they change the fundamental facts of the attacks on Benghazi."
In November 2009, former Ambassador Joe Wilson (husband of CIA employee Valerie Plame Wilson) wrote Hillary Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal in an effort to gain access to the secretary of state. As it turns out, I will be in Washington for most of next week, arriving the afternoon of the 16th and returning to Santa Fe the evening of the 20th ( the return is flexible if you were available to see me over the weekend.)
Mayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his one-time boss and friend of more than two decades Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revised his opinion of him on Tuesday in a highly unusual and extraordinarily personal news conference.
University officials were surprised to learn just how much money it would take for Hillary Clinton to speak at the opening of the school's new women's hall of fame in 2014. Hillary Clinton has said that all the money earned from these events since stepping down as secretary of state has gone to philanthropic work for the Clinton Foundation. A spokesperson for Chelsea Clinton told the Post that her speaking fee from the University of Missouri event also went to the foundation.
Emanuel, who described the nation's third-largest district as being at "a breaking point," said during a news conference Chicago Public Schools would open on time this fall. Tuesday was the deadline for CPS to make the mandated payment, and for weeks the district had been pushing lawmakers to approve a 40-day delay they said would provide breathing room to find a longer-term solution.